He led the squadron's first sortie into Germany on September 9 in a Spitfire Mark IX
THINKTANK SCIENCE MUSEUM, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM New for 2015 is the Spitfire Gallery, featuring a Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX
and a Hawker Hurricane Mark IV hanging from the ceiling.
COMPLETE with a Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX
suspended from the ceiling, the Spitfire Gallery at Birmingham's Thinktank science museum opens to the public on Saturday.
Other highlights include the Spitfire Display Team, who will have the Mark IX
Spitfire RAF Bowser and supporting ground equipment on display.
THE STORY: Jeremy Swanson (a great source of military odds-arid-ends items) seat me a report of a use of the Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX
which was probably not envisioned by designer R.J.
The design of the car was developed into the faster Mark VII M in 1954 through the Mark VIII to the grand finale of the design -the fabulous Mark IX
After the war, the Mark IX
Spitfire was sold to the South African Air Force and was rescued from a Cape Town scrapyard by building developer Charles Church in the 1970s.
Since those days at London's Earls Court show, there have been a further seven editions of the car which kicked off the Mitsubishi momentum and now on display at showrooms is the Lancer Mark IX
, which the makers say has been designed to recapture the true spirit of the brand.
Above them a Mark IX
Spitfire, flown by Ray Hanna, a former leader of the RAF Red Arrows aerobatics display team, made four fly-pasts over the fleet of Little Ships as a tribute.
My father adds some to the fuel tank of his Mark IX
Jaguar the two times a year he drives it.
The centerpiece is the Zeiss Mark IX
planetarium instrument, which uses fiber-optic technology to project 9,100 stars.
Ex-RAF man Norman Lees, 49, was teaching the plane's new owner how to fly the rare two-seater Mark IX
when it clipped a tree as it came in to land at Goodwood Airfield, West Sussex.